182-39 Jamaica Ave, Hollis, NY
Martial Arts & Wellness Center
HaraKenkojuku Martial Arts & Wellness Center was founded by Shihan Herb Wiles over 30 years ago in St. Albans, NY. Shihan Wiles is a 6th Degree Black Belt in the art of Shotokan Karate and was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Shihan Wiles continues to compete nationally and has been an inspiration to thousands of students.
Shotokan (松濤館流, Shōtōkan-ryū?) is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin was born in Okinawa and is widely credited with popularizing karate through a series of public demonstrations, and by promoting the development of university karate clubs. Funakoshi had many students at the university clubs and outside dojos, who continued to teach
karate after his death in 1957.